Gibson to Delete a Scene in ‘Passion’ by Sharon Waxman
The New York Times, Feb. 4, 2004
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 — Mel Gibson, responding to focus groups as much as to protests by Jewish critics, has decided to delete a controversial scene about Jews from his film, “The Passion of the Christ,” a close associate said today.
A scene in the film, in which the Jewish high priest Caiaphas calls down a kind of curse on the Jewish people by declaring of the Crucifixion, “His blood be on us and on our children,” will not be in the movie’s final version, said the Gibson associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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I heard he also made the ending more hopeful. Rather than closing with Jesus wasting away on the cross, it now ends with a shot of Jesus and Judas hand in hand driving off a cliff.
And added a scene where Mel Gibson wakes up next to Suzanne Pleshette and says “I just had the craziest dream …”
Actually, it turns out that the entire crucifixion was really just a dream that Pam Ewing had.
So if my understanding of the jewish stance is correct, it’s okay to ignore history and pretend it never happened as long as that history didn’t take place from, say 1939 to 1945. Right?
Oh, Mel Gibson’s movie and the bible are both historically accurate, without any accounts of fiction used as learning tools?
So if my understanding of the christian stance is correct, it’s okay to ignore the definition of messiah and pretend that one has come already even though the world is in a shit state, as long as you can get eternal grace by saying “I believe!” instead of actually doing something about it. Right?
When Mel is finished with “Braveheart Jesus” what will be next? “Road Warrior Moses” or “Buddha Lethal Weapon.”
What “history” are you talking about, kevin? On what definition of evidence are you operating? That remark (“his blood”, etc) is a lie, and I defy you to prove otherwise. I was there. Believe me!
Everyone knows Luke was a punk.
Literally, I am not going to get into any arguments with peeps like Kevin in the year of our Lord 2004. But I will say this: whether we killed him or not, he was ours to kill.
Damn right he was ours to kill, and I’d gladly do it again. Getting crucified was the best thing that ever happened to him. Where would ya’ll be if we didn’t? Sitting at home with your toaster off on Saturday, that’s what.
If it wasn’t for us, y’all would have a big gaping hole in your holiday calendar every spring.
Doesn’t excuse the fact that He still owes me money, and you know our people charge appropriate interest on that.
Actually, I don’t really have a side, being an atheist. But it just seems silly that Jews want to get upset any time someone reminds them they killed Jesus. While it’s silly that Christians are still upset about it (2k+ years people, come on) it is accepted that the Jews gave up Christ. Haven’t you ever seen Monty Python’s Life of Brian? All becomes clear.
Actually, Christ was a Jew and it was a Christian who betrayed him.
Christians have been betraying him for 2000 years with what they’ve been doing in his name.
Anti-Semitic movie fans won’t be disappointed, they’ll probably
find the deleted scene in the out-takes section of the DVD.
How is quoting the words of Caiaphas (as reported by Luke) somehow “anti-Semetic”? They’re part of the bloody story.
That’s like saying, “I think the Exodus story puts angels in a bad light, after killing all the babies. Take out that part.”
Stupid, petulant, victimization-whoring pussies. If you don’t like the story, fine—don’t watch it. But don’t go demanding that everything be changed to suit your delicate sensibilities.
A “change,” like, say, extinguishing Jews from the face of the Earth?
The thing that kills me is, this guy was born to die (as we all are), but it was his destiny was to be crucified and so on and so forth. It was the whole reason he was on Earth, if you buy that line. So what does it matter who did what?
If one believes in immaculate conception and the disappearing from the cave, and one really believes that the high priest of the Jews would get someone killed and then curse himself and his descendants for it, then logic or the nature of evidence is not high on one’s list of priorities. Especially if one is a self-righteous prig casting the first stones. Turn the other cheek, my ass.
It appears from the trailer that Gibson depicts the crucifixion as an act which had thousands of witnesses – while many historians and scholars suggest it was just another routine excecution that went largely un-noticed at the time.
the myth is that christianity was in full swing during christs life when in actuallity – formal christianity did not emerge until several hundred years after christs life.
“Has it occured to you, you nerd,
that that ain’t very nice?
Besides, we Jews believe
It was Santa Claus
that killed Jesus Christ.”
They ain’t makin’ Jews like Jesus anymore
by Kinky Friedman
i’m still jesus jonesing.
Ummmm, is there really anyoneout there who is mad at the Jews for killing Christ? I mean wasn’t it part of God’s plan?
On a btter note- wouldn’t Buddha need a sidekick for BLW? Any ideas?
macs are so much better than PC’s. and vinyl sounds way better than CD’s.
Max, wasn’t Buddha’s “buddy” actually a tree? In that case I suggest Treebeard to play the buddy. He will have to speed up a bit, I suppose, and learn to fire a Colt, but hey, these are exciting times for the enlightened.
Clearly, the last Christian died on The Cross.
ONE guy yells out something in a huge crowd (a curse of some sort) and suddenly it applies to everyone there? Bullshit. What about the guys in the back who didn’t hear him? And what about those who don’t necessarily agree with him? The jerk has that much power? I don’t think so. You stupid Christians need to get a reality check.